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20th Climate & Clean Air Coalition Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue

25-27 April 2017 | Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Friday, 28 April 2017

On Friday, 28 April, delegates participated in site visits showcasing Chile's activities on clean air.
The visits included:

  • O’Higgins region to see results of a heat stove replacement programme
  • Loma Los Colorados landfill gas project
  • La Farfana, waste water treatment plant
  • Vehicle Certification and Control Centre, Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications
  • National Air Quality Analysis Centre, Ministry of Environment
  • San Cristobal hill

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

On Thursday, participants attended the second and last day of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Working Group.
In the morning, the meeting opened with a keynote from Eduardo Bitran, Executive Vice-President of the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (CORFO), Chile, who underscored his country’s strategy for moving towards a more sustainable economy. The working group heard presentations from the Lead Partners on proposals for funding from the following initiatives: bricks; diesel; household energy; waste; finance; health; SNAP; oil and gas; and agriculture. CCAC Partners adopted the proposals as presented. Breakout groups on selected initiatives and other priority topics extended into the afternoon. Break-out group topics included finance, SNAP, institutional strengthening, NDCs, health, cities and subnational, and household energy.

In the afternoon, the Working Group took stock of Partners’ progress in following up on previous High Level Assembly (HLA) commitments. The group also discussed and agreed on the focus of the 2017 HLA, including waste and agriculture. Partners agreed on holding the 2017 HLA meeting in Bonn in conjunction with UNFCCC COP 23. Partners also agreed on launching a Climate and Clean Air Award.

In the closing session, the CCAC Partners elected Alice Akinya Kaudia, Kenya, as Co-Chair to replace Chile, as well as the new Steering Committee.
The meeting adjourned at 17:34

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Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Kenya, Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of the Environment, Chile,
and Rita Cerutti, WG Co-Chair

Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Kenya, Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of the Environment, Chile, Helena Molina Valdes, Head of CCAC Secretariat, and Rita Cerutti, WG Co-Chair

Eduardo Bitran, Executive Vice-President of the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (CORFO), Chile

Moses Jura, Ministry of Environment and
Natural Resources, Kenya



Richard Mills, IUAPPA, Hayden Montgomery, Global Research Alliance (GRA) and, Valentin Foltescu, UN Environment


Xander Hoekman, the Netherlands

Gilberto Rincón González, Center For Sustainable Development Studies (CEID) Colombia

Kari-Anne Isaksen, Norway (center)

Break-out group: Household Energy


Break-out group on Household Energy


Break-out group: Health and Cities/Sub-national

Break-out group on Health and Cities/Sub-national

Break-out group: Finance

Participants during break-out group on Finance

Break-out group: SNAPS/NDCs

 


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

On Wednesday 26 April, participants convened for the first day of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Working Group.
In the morning participants adopted the agenda, heard the report from the Science-Policy dialogue held the day before (for ENB coverage click here), heard a presentation from the Secretariat summarizing CCAC’s five years of existence, and discussed, among other: policy action to advance short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) reductions; increasing policy actions to reduce black carbon and other SLCPs; and leveraging finance at scale. On policy action to advance SLCP reductions, participants emphasized issues including: metrics; pilot testing; inventories; relationship to SDGs, NDCs, and other processes such as the Arctic Council and LRTAP; capacity building and technical capacity; and specific action at the national, regional and sector levels.

In the afternoon, participants zoomed-in on three CCAC initiatives with a view of informing the 2017 High Level Assembly agenda. The initiatives included: agriculture, with presentations from Bangladesh, Uruguay FAO and ICCI; municipal solid waste, with presentations from Kenya, Philippines, C40 Cities Leadership Group, the city of Vina del Mar and ISWA; and cities and subnational entities, with presentations from WHO, ICCT, Mario Molina Center, and City of Talca, Chile.
In the evening, participants attended the launch of the Chile Breathe Life and a cocktail reception.

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Drew Shindell, Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) Chair

Rita Cerutti, WG Co-Chair


Vigdis Vestreng, Norway

Peter Hojem, Sweden


SAP Members L-R: Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute, Markus Amann, IIASA, Drew Shindell, Duke University, Graciela Binimelis de Raga, UNAM, and Shonali Pachauri, IIASA


Participants during plenary


Iris Adriana Jimenez Castillo, Mexico

Graciela Binimelis, UNAM,
Shonali Pachauri, IIASA, and Alan Silayan, the Philippines

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Science Policy Dialogue took place on 25 April 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Santiago de Chile, Chile. The dialogue included panel sessions and breakout groups. The meeting was opened by Scientific Advisory Panel Chair Drew Shindell and by Laura Gallardo, Director of the Center for Climate and Resilience Research, Chile.
The first session, moderated by Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of Environment, Chile, summarized the latest scientific research and analysis of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in the contexts of the 2017 Coalition’s Annual Science Update and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 45th meeting.

The second session focused on metrics for evaluating and reporting on methane and black carbon, including on: near-term climate; health; agriculture; economics and valuations; and black carbon inventories. This was continued by a session focused on the opportunities, barriers, and science or policy gaps, as well as developing strategies for the CCAC to move forward on metrics and inventories.

In the afternoon, participants divided into breakout groups to develop concrete strategies and recommendations for integrating SLCPs into science-based policymaking and identify priority lists of science and policy gaps to address in 2017/18. The groups focused on: target approaches; integration with IPCC and SDGs; linking with national development plans and NDCs; economic valuations and financing; and a discussion on metrics for Francophone partners. The breakout groups reported back to plenary.
This was followed by a session showcasing methodologies and tools from CCAC initiatives contributing to inventory development on SLCPs, including measurements, emissions factors, policy guidance or other relevant tools. The session included an interactive presentation of the LEAP-IBC tool.

The last session identified the next steps and follow up for the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). Rita Cerutti, Co-Chair CCAC, closed the dialogue at 18:09.

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(L-R): Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of the Environment, Chile, Shardul Agrawala, SAP, Iris Adriana Jimenez Castillo, National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), Mexico, and Markus Amann, IIASA

Markus Amann, Program Director of the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program and Co-leader of IIASA's Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Laura Gallardo, Head of Climate and Resilience Research Center, Chile

(L-R) Julie Cerqueira, U.S. State Department, Drew Shindell, SAP Chair, Andres Pica, Ministry of Environment, Chile, Vigdis Vestreng, Norway Environment Agency,Moses Jura, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya, Tami Bond, University of Illinois, US, and Johan Kuylenstierna, SAP


 

Vigdis Vestreng, Norway Environment Agency


Andres Pica, Ministry of Environment, Chile

Pamela Franklin, US Environmental Protection Agency


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